Why You Should Have A Guestbook
From a guest's perspective, I never know what to write in a guestbook. "Congratulations!" "Best wishes!" They all sound inadequate and horribly cliche from what I'm actually feeling. Every time a wedding rolls around, I try to jot down ideas and quotes to put in the guest book, ultimately, these get lost in the rush of getting to the wedding on time.
Did you know that originally the guest book was something that the witnesses would sign to legitimize a wedding. While a heartfelt message is always ideal, sometimes writing your name legibly with a note of love is enough. After all, cliches are only cliches because they're true.
Some people argue that the guest book is an important keepsake and conversation starter, and I agree. However, I don't think I'll be going the traditional route for my wedding. I think there are so many ways to showcase your guests at the wedding besides having their signatures in an album. One of the most adorable ways is to gave guests write a note and place it in a jar or bird cage.
One of the best uses of a guest book is when you're writing your thank you notes and the guest book can be used to double check spelling (if your guests' have neat handwriting). Some savvy couples even ask for addresses and phone numbers so you can have an up to date record.
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Posted by Natalie T.